Yes, Inaction is a Decision (and a Poor One)

Yes, Inaction is a Decision (and a Poor One)

As the world emerges from the pandemic, one thing has become clear. Those companies that moved and pushed themselves during the lockdown are better positioned to take advantage of the increasing consumer demand. Those that stayed still hoping that everything would go away on its own will struggle. Unfortunately, some companies chose inaction, and that …

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The Future of Leadership in Uncertain Times

The Future of Leadership in Uncertain Times

It’s fascinating to see how leadership has expanded over time. Hundreds of years ago, we would have likely only considered army generals and kings to be leaders. They had to literally lead men into war or manage an entire kingdom. Today, we hear leadership be applied to any situation. Star athletes are questioned for their …

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The “Instagram Filters” That Shape Our Decisions

The “Instagram Filters” That Shape Our Decisions

Telling someone that outside forces are shaping their decisions isn’t a groundbreaking idea. They will likely instantly think of their parents or friends. However, our decisions are shaped by more than just the people we see regularly. The factors may be invisible to us if no one has pointed them out, just like we wouldn’t …

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The Missing Ingredient in Decision-Making Frameworks

The Missing Ingredient in Decision-Making Frameworks

No one knew how Napalm was going to behave in a real-world battle. It was clear from the scientific tests that this stuff was crazy. You couldn’t have invented a better flammable material if you tried. The Allies in WWII used Napalm in Japan with devastating results. 67 cities were burned down over six months. …

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Learning to Train Your "Gut Feeling" With Data

Learning to Train Your “Gut Feeling” With Data

Beethoven is one of the most well-known musicians in history. His name has become synonymous with classical music, and we have all heard one of his songs though perhaps we didn’t know it.  What may surprise you is that Beethoven started going deaf when he was 30 years old. By the time he was 45, …

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"It's Basic Statistics" or Why We Fear Unlikely Possibilities

“It’s Basic Statistics” or Why We Fear Unlikely Possibilities

I was recently engrossed in a conversation (close to the argument) with someone about COVID-19 vaccines. Specifically, we were talking about the AstraZeneca vaccine, which has been linked to blood clots. To the other person, the blood clots were extremely worrying and showed that these vaccines were rushed. I thought these side effects were expected, …

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